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I have a bad cough for five years. How do I stop the cough?

I am a 60 year old female. My doctors say I am perfectly healthy. I have never smoked. I have had this violent cough for over five years.

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Do a 24 hrs sputum test for AFB. for three days continuously. If it is negative then you are not having tuberculosis you can do X-Ray chest also to verify if there is any thing wrong with your lungs.

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change doctors until you get an answer. A violent cough for that long is NOT perfectly healthy.

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you may have C-O-P-D DO YOU FIND IT HARD TO WALK LIKE DO YOU LOSE YOUR BREATH QUICKLY?

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I think you need to change doctors because that doesn't sound normal...

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go to a doctor if you've had the same cough for 5 years

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Go to a different doctor

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Find a new doctor as soon as possible!

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Ask about interstitial lung disease. I may not have spelled that correctly, but ask to be checked out for that.

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